This is from that collection of cheap b movies and features the Andrews Sisters.
This also has the fabulous Mary Wickes. She can liven up a movie just by being in the general vicinity of it, and when she’s on the screen, she’s just everything. And Shemp Howard is a perfect foil for her.
This is barely a movie, though. It’s a series of songs with some screwball stuff happening in between the numbers.
Which is fine by me; the is very easy on the brain. The music’s nice and the screwball stuff is amusing throughout. And occasionally laugh-out-loud funny.
Everybody joins the army halfway through the film! This is very patriotic but structurally odd. It also means less Mary Wickes, which is never a good thing.
“I’ve sipped from many a cup, but never a mug like this.”
Private Buckaroo. Edward F. Cline. 1942.
Popular movies in May 1942 according to IMDB:
|11437||7.8||Yankee Doodle Dandy|
|3079||7.5||In This Our Life|
|880||7.2||Prelude to War|
|2601||7.0||Tarzan’s New York Adventure|
|352||7.0||Take a Letter, Darling|
|730||6.9||This Above All|
|435||6.7||Let’s Get Tough!|
|537||6.6||Grand Central Murder|
|589||6.5||The Falcon Takes Over|
This blog post is part of the Decade series.